Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are making another superhero movie. After working together on The Green Hornet and bringing a TV adaptation of Preacher to AMC, the pair will adapt Robert Kirkman’s Invincible comic series, EW can confirm.
Rogen and Goldberg will write, direct, and produce the film, which is based on the story of Mark Grayson. The high school student leads a pretty normal life, except for the fact that his father is the world’s most powerful superhero. Mark eventually develops his own abilities and follows in his dad’s footsteps.
Last August, Kirkman announced the end of the comic, which had been running continuously since 2003 and become his second-longest-running series after The Walking Dead. The comic creator will now produce the film version with David Alpert, Bryan Furst, Sean Furst, and James Weaver.
“For nearly a decade I’ve had to endure the ‘what about Invincible?’ question as fans have watched The Walking Dead grow into the multi-media monstrosity it has become over the years,” Kirkman said in a statement. “The answer was always that we were waiting for the right team to partner with. That team has arrived! The esteemed misters Goldberg and Rogen have proven themselves to be top-notch directors with a keen collective eye for stunning visuals after slumming it by writing hit after juggernaut hit.”
He added, “I’m very confident this will be another superhero movie, in a long line of superhero movies that continues to prove that it’s a viable, thrilling genre that will keep people coming to the cinema for years to come.”
In a joint statement, Rogen and Goldberg promised, “No matter how much damage it causes our bodies, minds, and our most intimate relationships with those we love, we will not rest until Invincible is as great a movie as it deserves to be.”
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the news.